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*Please be waterproof, please be waterproof 💦☔️* "Water Resistant" 😐
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@gigitsui I'll be very surprised if we see water proof versions of any of these devices before hydrophobic treatments become reliable. Their barometer which they use for height (read: altitude and knowing if you climbed stairs) require holes in the device to function properly. Until then, charge it while you're in the shower or doing dishes. 😄
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@trulyadamant Why not? Barometer hasn't exactly stopped players like Garmin, TomTom or Polar from offering waterproof fitness devices. As a fitbit fan, I feel their product strategy is akin to the Canon/Nikon DSLR roadmap: incremental improvements in each new model but there's *invariably* missing key features so you'll be buying a replacement in 2 or 3 gens time. Guess they don't want to do a GoPro where older models still works too damn well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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@gigitsui I don't know too much about those devices but those first two are GPS companies. Are we sure that's a piece of hardware they include?
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Ben Tossell
No-coder 👉 Makerpad.co
Just saw all the hype about this on Twitter! You can read announcements on Fortune, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Mashable, Gizmodo, Venture Beat and The Verge @jeremiahlee tell us more 😛 After the holiday season I'm sure this is going to be a hit! What inspired the design? I've seen lots mentioned in the Twittersphere
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Zack Shapiro
Building something new. brb.
Comes out in March if anyone was curious
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Jamie Perkins
Podcast-obsessed designer and developer
It's huge and has a very masculine style... I guess that's a prerequisite for smart watches now?
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Lance ScaddenData Analyst, Swift Transportation
@jeremiahlee Will the "Music controls" work with Spotify / Pandora / Other 3rd party music apps?
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Helen Crozier
technology mentor
@lancescadden the music controls work for Spotify on the Surge so I'm sure they will work on the Blaze.
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Michelle NickolaisenOwner, Bombchelle Industries
@inorganik This is a big part of the reason I don't own a smart watch - they all look comically bulky to me (on my skinny wrists). I like this otherwise, but wouldn't own it for the same reason.
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@lancescadden The Fitbit Blaze music controls will work with any music app that uses your phone OS's music control functionality.
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Matt Hamlin
Web Developer at Wayfair
This is pretty much the ideal smartwatch for me to give to my parents, both of which have been using fitbits for a little over a year now. For me personally however, I still don't know why smartwatch makers (Motorola, Apple, and now Fitbit) want us to wear a watch while working out. Maybe it is my personal preference to not wear a watch while working out.
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